News ID: 208127
Published: 1131 GMT January 15, 2018

Iran condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Iraq

Iran condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Iraq

Iran condemned a twin terrorist bombing in central Iraqi capital of Baghdad, where at least 38 people were killed and 105 wounded.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday reiterated the Islamic Republic's resolve to support the fight against terrorism.

Qassemi offered condolences to and expressed sympathy with the Iraqi government and nation as well as the families of the victims of the heinous terrorist crime, Press TV reported.

The Islamic Republic is resolved to continue its firm support for the Iraqi government and nation in their relentless fight against terrorism which is rooted in extremist ideology of Takfiri-terrorist groups backed by foreign countries, he said.

The bombings occurred at Tayyaran Square, a bustling center of commerce. Day laborers also gather there in the early morning, waiting for jobs. It has been targeted in deadly attacks in the past.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Monday bombings.

On Saturday, a bomb attack in northern Baghdad killed eight people.

But the Iraqi capital has experienced relative security in the weeks after the defeat of the terrorist group of Daesh in early December last year.

The Daesh terrorist group began an offensive in Iraq in 2014, overrunning territory and brutalizing people there. The Iraqi Army and volunteer forces soon launched operations to retake occupied territory and eliminate Daesh.

Victory in those operations was declared on December 9, 2017. But pockets of Daesh terrorists and potential sleeper cells continue to have a presence in Iraq.


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